Trio Of Golden Eagles Released Near Mayer

January 03, 2014

(Photo courtesy of Nick Walter)
The golden eagles were released into the wild near Prescott.

Three golden eagles were released into the wild near Prescott Friday morning. Arizona Game and Fish Spokesperson Linda Lambert said staff first treated the eagles for injuries at the Adobe Mountain wildlife center in Phoenix.

"And then worked on training them, making sure that they knew how to catch prey, how to steal prey, you know if times are lean and they are not finding something," Lambert said.

Lambert said the golden eagles were set free in central Arizona, because the area has a high concentration of cottontail and jackrabbits which are the birds' main prey. This species is not considered endangered right now.

Check out the video below from the Arizona Game and Fish Department of the eagles' release.